The American Balint Society (ABS)
The American Balint Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the therapeutic relationships between healing professionals and their clients/patients. The American Balint Society is a member society of the International Balint Federation.
The American Balint Society strives to:
• Develop & Support professionals who lead or are members of Balint groups
• Promote & Encourage increased participation in Balint group work
• Teach & Study the nature, use and effectiveness of Balint groups
The vision of the American Balint Society is for relationships of profound trust, such as those between physicians and patients, to grow in respect and healing power. Utilizing the empathy fostered through creative engagement with trusted peers in a safe environment, clinicians can improve their understanding of both themselves and others, so that patients and clients are increasingly heard, supported and empowered to become healthier and happier.
• Collective Wisdom
• Lifelong Learning